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Attorney General chose Cass County

A potential misdemeanor charge against St. Joseph County Commissioner Don Eaton will be decided by Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. The neighboring county was chosen Friday by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to review the case. Eaton is an elected official and, following protocol, the matter must be delegated outside the county he represents. The case against Eaton stems from …

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Three face drug charges

Three area men face drug-related charges after a home in the 64000 block of Burr Oak Road was raided by police Wednesday in Burr Oak Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit located methamphetamine and evidence of the manufacturing of meth, according to a sheriff’s department media release. Police are pursuing charges of possession of meth, possession …

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5K Memorial Fund successful

Thanks to the participation of about 125 people, Saturday’s 5K walk/run and 1-mile Fun Run helped raise approximately $7,200 for the 1 Lt. Jonathan W. Edds Memorial Fund. In the four-year history of the walk and run – sponsored by the White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department – more than $34,000 has been raised for the fund created in honor …

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Mendon Riverfest a success

The 26th Mendon Riverfest is in the books and organizers of the three-day community festival are calling it a success. The event-ending fireworks show Saturday night attracted several hundred people to Reed Riverside Park. Earlier in the day, a canoe race, kayak relay, canoe swamp, toy-boat and rubber-duck races and pontoon rides all took place on the St. Joseph River. …

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Driver’s license survey

More than a third of young adults who don’t drive say they are too busy to get a driver’s license-and more than a fifth have no intention of ever learning to drive. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute surveyed 618 adults under 40 who do not have a driver’s license to find out why. They found that …

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Jamey Carey, 44

James “Jamey” Scott Carey, 44, of Three Rivers, passed away very suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at his home. He was born on Jan. 22, 1969 in Allegan, the son of John and Geraldine (Hamilton) Carey. Jamey was preceded in death by his parents, and four siblings, Barbara, Brenda, Linda and Johnny. He leaves to cherish his loving memory …

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Robert Rudd, 74

Robert Rudd, 74, of Holland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Hospice House of Holland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Verna Rudd. Robert worked for Buylow Market, and later retired from the Johnson Corporation after 30 years. He was a veteran of the National Guard, a member of the Eagles, and a member …

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Richard Mayo, 79

Richard Allen Mayo, age 79, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Thurston Woods Village. He was born June 16, 1934, in Sparta, Mich., a son to the late Jesse E. and Mary A. (Bosworth) Mayo. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, earning the rank of SP3. On Jan. 30, 1960, in Rockford, Mich., he …

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Paul Fletter, 44

Paul Lynn Fletter, 44, of Constantine, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his home. He was born June 3, 1969, in Three Rivers, a son of David L. and Jeannette L. (Kerbet) Fletter. He was a Constantine resident his whole life and was employed in recreational vehicle manufacturing. He married Corina A. Johnson and enjoyed watching the weather, was an …

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Michigan speed limit – 75 MPH?

State Senate Republican Rick Jones is teaming up with State Police in an effort to increase the speed limit on Michigan’s freeways to 75 miles per hour or more based on scientific evidence. Gongwer News service reports Jones, who is sponsoring legislation to up the speed limit, says “There’s a law in Michigan that roads should be set, legally, by …

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